Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D. Corizon Chief Executive Officer

Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D. Corizon Chief Executive Officer

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (Oct. 9, 2013) — Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced today the appointment of Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D. as its new CEO.

Dr. Myers, who will assume his duties on Wednesday, Oct. 9, was formerly the executive vice president and chief medical officer of WellPoint, Inc. and has served as director of healthcare management for Ford Motor Company. He has also served as the health commissioner for the city of New York and the state of Indiana.

“Dr. Myers is uniquely qualified to take Corizon to the next stage of success with his background in public health and medicine,” said Ken O’Keefe, Managing Partner, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company. “The coming year will usher in many changes to the healthcare industry, including additional regulations of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Myers is well-equipped to lead Corizon.”

Dr. Myers received a bachelor’s of science with honors from Stanford University. He then went on to obtain a doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Stanford University. Dr. Myers also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  Additionally, Dr. Myers has served on Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Master in the American College of Physicians.

“I am thrilled to be joining Corizon,” said Dr. Myers. “Corizon has had incredible growth and is poised to continue its success as the industry leader. I look forward to working with the strong leadership in place.”

Dr. Myers has been a member of the board of Valitas, Corizon’s parent company, since 2011. He also serves on the board of directors for Express Scripts [ESRX] and Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Myers will remain a board member for each of these organizations.

About Corizon

Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 500 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 410,000 inmates in 29 states. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn. and the operational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Corizon is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. For more information, please visit